Articles in Honors

50th Anniversary of Opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. It spans the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay. It officially opened on Nov. 21, 1964. The bridge is named for both the Florentine explorer Giovanni da… Read More

School of Architecture Ranks 14th in Nation

DesignIntelligence names Dean Evan Douglis among 30 most admired educators in architecture

School of Architecture

The School of Architecture has been ranked the 14th best undergraduate program in the nation by the journal DesignIntelligence. In addition, Dean of Architecture Evan Douglis was named among the 30 most admired educators in the field of architecture education. Rankings for DesignIntelligence’s “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2015” list were based on surveys… Read More

Football Wins Dutchman Shoes with 31-28 Win Over Union

Annual rivalry brings trophy back to Rensselaer

Nick Borkowski returned an interception for 75 yards for a touchdown, while Andrew Franks put Rensselaer on top for good with a 25-yard field goal with seven minutes remaining to lead the Engineers to a 31-28 win over Union in the 65th Dutchman Shoes Trophy Game. Rensselaer finished the regular season with a 6-5 overall… Read More

Mary Simoni Named Semi-Finalist for Prize in Chamber Music Composition

Music composed for violin, cello uses innovative technology to harness power of musician’s movements

Mary Simoni

Mary Simoni, dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS), has been named a semi-finalist for the prestigious American Prize in Chamber Music for her composition Piano Trio scored for violin, cello, and piano 
with electronics. Simoni, an accomplished pianist and expert in algorithmic composition, adapted a new piece of technology
—the Hot… Read More

Xiaogang Ma Recognized With Data Stewardship Award

World Data System of the International Council for Science honors Ma

Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma, an associate research scientist in the Tetherless World Constellation, has received the inaugural International Council for Science – World Data System Data Stewardship Award. The World Data System (WDS) of the International Council for Science supports long-term stewardship of quality-assured scientific data and data services across a range of disciplines in the… Read More

Peter Tessier Recognized as One of 30 Top Young Scientists

World Economic Forum recognizes him for contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology in areas of high societal impact

The World Economic Forum recently honored Peter Tessier with a 2014 Young Scientist award. An expert in protein engineering, Tessier was selected as a 2014 Young Scientist for his contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology in areas of high societal impact, according to the World Economic Forum. Tessier, the Richard Baruch… Read More

Mark Mistur Receives Trustees Outstanding Teaching Award

Associate dean and associate professor of architecture comments on the award

Mark Mistur Award

Mark Mistur, associate dean and associate professor of architecture, and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received the Trustees Outstanding Teaching Award. “He is one of the great pedagogical innovators among our faculty, helping Rensselaer students bridge the gap between the academic study of architecture and engineering, and the professional… Read More

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Cites Work by E. Fred Schubert

Work highlighted in background materials for Nobel Prize in physics


The work of Professor E. Fred Schubert was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences earlier this month, when the group announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics. The prize went to the three inventors of the blue light-emitting diode (LED). To explain the science and significance of blue LEDs, the… Read More

Honors Convocation 2014

Celebrating the academic achievements of students and faculty

honors convocation

During Family Weekend, the Rensselaer community and visiting families gathered to celebrate and honor the academic achievements of 339 faculty and students at the Honors Convocation. “It is a pleasure to honor their extraordinary efforts, and, by so doing, to encourage them to continue to strive,” said President Shirley Ann Jackson in her remarks. “When… Read More

New $1 Million NIH Grant Enables Clinical Trials of Artificial Pancreas

Rensselaer leading collaboration with Stanford, University of Colorado, and University of Virginia

B. Wayne Bequette

A multi-university research team led by Rensselaer has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical trials of their closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with Type 1 diabetes. The three-year study, funded by the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), will test… Read More